Archive: IRB Updates and News

  • Financial Interest Review Form (FIRF) Updated

    MARCH 6, 2019
    Please note the Financial Interest Review Form (FIRF) has been updated. Please ensure you are using the most up-to-date version.

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  • Additional Training Sessions Added

    DECEMBER 19, 2018
    Additional training sessions for the new system have been added. These sessions will take place via Zoom Conference on 12/20/2018.

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  • ‘Go Live’ of the New IRB System

    NOVEMBER 29, 2018
    As announced in previous communications, the University is launching a new Georgetown-MedStar IRB system. As of today, Thursday, November 29, the new system is ‘live’ and available for all IRB submissions and actions.

    As a reminder, ongoing training sessions are planned at various locations on both the Medical Center and Main Campuses. Specific dates, times and locations can be found on the training schedule, as posted on the website noted above. Additionally, please make sure to review the important dates also found on this website.

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  • Featured Story: How a simple ‘thank you’ could improve clinical trials

    NOVEMBER 13, 2018
    Click the link above to read the article online.

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  • New System Information

    October 29, 2018
    Click the link above for more information.

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  • 2019 Meeting Schedule Available

    OCTOBER 26, 2018
    The meeting schedule for all committees for the official 2019 calendar year has been uploaded.

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  • Upcoming OHRP Workshop on Informed Consent on 9/7/2018

    AUGUST 30, 2018
    OHRP Exploratory Workshop: Meeting New Challenges in Informed Consent in Clinical Research
    When: Livestream on Friday, September 7, 2018, 8:00 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. ED

    The OHRP Exploratory Workshop is a new initiative to provide a forum for intellectual exchange within the research community on important issues related to human subjects protections. The workshop will bring together experts from diverse perspectives to discuss challenges for informed consent and innovative ways to address them. It is anticipated that panel discussions will involve only invited speakers and moderators. No registration is required.

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  • New Education Opportunity: OHRP Exploratory Workshops

    AUGUST 29, 2018

    The Office for Human Research Protection (OHRP) announces a new OHRP Exploratory Workshop Initiative. The rapidly changing landscape of biomedical and health-related behavioral research continues to present diverse challenges for adequately reviewing and appropriately regulating research to best protect human research subjects. Charged with the mission of providing leadership in the protection of the rights, welfare, and well-being of human subjects involved in research conducted or supported by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP) endeavors to keep abreast of these challenges with the long-term goal of analyzing emerging ethical and regulatory issues and developing meaningful policy guidance.

    OHRP’s Division of Education and Development (DED) promotes education and outreach on the protection of human subjects in research. DED created the OHRP Exploratory Workshop to provide a platform for collegial intellectual exchanges within the research community to promote exploration of a topic of interest that hinges on the Federal regulations on human subjects protection. Speakers are asked to present their perspectives and discuss concerns, controversies, and potential solutions. OHRP considers constructive communication a vital first step towards finding common ground and creating pragmatic workable solutions.

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  • International Compilation of Human Research Standards 2018 Edition Released

    DECEMBER 5, 2017
    The 2018 edition of the International Compilation of Human Research Standards has been released and is now available on OHRP’s website. The Compilation features listings of over 1,000 laws, regulations, and guidelines on human subject protections in 130 countries, as well as standards issued by a number of international and regional organizations.

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  • 2018 Calendar of Meetings Available for All Committees

    NOVEMBER 7, 2017
    Updated the Calendar of Meetings for all committees for the calendar year 2018.

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